JAMB Closes 2023 UTME Registration

JAMB Halts Registration For 2023 Direct Entry

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday suspended the 2023 Direct Entry registration, which began on Monday, February 20, till further notice.

A statement yesterday in Abuja by the board’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said the suspension was to enable the deployment of certain measures designed to better serve prospective candidates.

He said a new date and fresh registration procedures would be announced in due course. The new procedure would include the upload of JAMB admission letter in the case of OND and NCE admission.

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It would entail the upload of letter issued by universities in the case of university Diploma, and admission letter issued by ‘A’ Level examination bodies, he explained.

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The registration, which began on Monday, Feb 20, was initially scheduled to end on Thursday, April 20.

Benjamin advised candidates to note that only JAMB offices nationwide were approved to register them for Direct Entry.

“Candidates are also to note that only JAMB offices are approved to register them for Direct Entry,” the statement added.

The board had also extended the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) registration exercise by one week starting from 15 February.

Mr Benjamin said that by extension, the sale of ePINs would end on Monday, 20 February, while the UTME registration would end on Wednesday, 22 February.

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Mr Benjamin said the board, thereafter, granted the extension to ensure that all candidates who desired to register for the 2023 UTME were allowed to do so “especially when the extant challenges were not of their own making.”




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